Corazón salvaje (2009 telenovela)

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Corazón Salvaje
Genre Telenovela
Historical fiction
Created by Caridad Bravo Adams
Olga Ruilópez
Written by Liliana Abud bukirwa
Directed by Jorge Edgar Ramirex
Salvador Garcini
Starring Aracely Arámbula
Eduardo Yáñez
Cristián de la Fuente
Helena Rojo
Enrique Rocha
Narrated by Julio Alemán
Theme music composer J. Eduardo Murguía
Mauricio L. Arriaga
Opening theme Me Enamoré De Ti by Chayanne
Ending theme Me Enamoré De Ti by Chayanne
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 135
Executive producer(s) Salvador Mejía Alejandre
Editor(s) Mauricio Coronel Cortex
Location(s) Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Cinematography Diego Lascuráin
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original channel El Canal de las Estrellas
Original release October 12, 2009 – April 16, 2010
Preceded by Sortilegio
Followed by Soy tu dueña
Related shows Corazón salvaje (1966)
Corazón salvaje (1977)
Corazón salvaje (1993)
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Corazón Salvaje (Wild Heart) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre in conjunction with Televisa and broadcast on El Canal de las Estrellas. Corazón Salvaje premiered on October 29, 2009, at 9:00 PM, replacing Sortilegio, and aired for a total of 135 episodes. The final episode was broadcast on April 16, 2010, and it was replaced with Soy Tu Dueña. In the United States, it premiered on February 22, 2010 on Univisión at 9 PM, again replacing Sortilegio. The premiere earned 4.1 million viewers.[1] Beginning April 26, 2010, Corazón Salvaje was moved from prime time to the midnight time slot due to its low ratings.[2]


Corazón Salvaje marks the return of Aracely Arámbula; she portrays the dual role of twins Regina and Aimée Montes de Oca accompanied by Eduardo Yanez. It is antagonized by Cristian de la Fuente, Helena Rojo and Enrique Rocha with stellar performances by Laura Flores, Osvaldo Ríos, Elena Rojo, René Casados and Elizabeth Gutierrez. The young protagonists, Gabriel and Jimena, are portrayed by Sebastian Zurita and Angelique Boyer. Corazón Salvaje, was written by Liliana Abud. This telenovela is the fourth television adaptation of the classic 1957 novel of the same name which was written by Caridad Bravo Adams.

Corazón Salvaje debuted in Mexico with a rating of 25.8 and a share of 42.1%.[3]

At the 2010 Premios TVyNovelas, it was nominated nine times, but ultimately won no awards.


In the year 1851 near the port city of Veracruz, María del Rosario (Laura Flores) falls in love with Juan de Dios San Román (Osvaldo Ríos), a humble fisherman, unaware that another man, Rodrigo Montes de Oca (Enrique Rocha), is in love with her. María del Rosario confesses her love for Juan de Dios to her sister, Leonarda (Helena Rojo), and tells her of their plans to wed, unbeknownst that Leonarda harbors a deep hatred for her sister because she is secretly in love with Rodrigo. Leonarda tells Rodrigo about her sister's wedding plans, and he uses his influence with the authorities to stop the wedding and incarcerate Juan de Dios for life. While visiting him in prison, María del Rosario confesses to Juan de Dios that she is expecting their child. Rodrigo and Leonarda decide to confine María del Rosario to an estate by the sea. Juan de Dios escapes from jail and searches for María del Rosario, but Rodrigo discovers their plans to escape and tries to shoot him. Juan de Dios flees the estate as María del Rosario has begged; he swears he will return for her and their child. María del Rosario gives birth to her son. Leonarda has a servant leave the newborn boy in the jungle to die, while lying to her sister that the baby died. Upon hearing the news, María del Rosario spirals into insanity. Leonarda decides to deceive Rodrigo and pass her sister off as dead while locking María del Rosario away in the estate’s basement dungeon. All the while, María del Rosario's son has been rescued from the jungle by Remigio. He adopts the boy as his brother and takes the child to be raised by Aurora who baptizes him as Juan de Dios, as requested by a note left with the baby.

Leonarda expects to win Rodrigo after her sister's supposed death. When Rodrigo responds by leaving Mexico, she decides to marry Noel Vidal (René Casados), Rodrigo's friend, who she does not love. After a few years, they have a son, Renato (Cristián de la Fuente).

Rodrigo announces his return, and Leonarda believes that he is returning for her, but to her great surprise, he arrives married to Constanza (Laisha Wilkins), who is expecting a child. Out of jealousy and anger, Leonarda poisons Constanza. She dies shortly after giving birth to twins Regina and Aimée (both portrayed by Aracely Arámbula).

Time passes, in 1880, the now adult Juan decides to return to Mexico to fulfill a deathbed oath he made to his father to seek revenge against Rodrigo Montes de Oca. Only now, Juan has taken the surnames of his adoptive parents. On the ship to Mexico, Juan meets Aimée, who is impressed with him and a torrid relationship full of eroticism and sensuality is born between the two, even though Juan portrays himself to Aimée as a humble poor man. Regina, Aimée's twin sister, disapproves of their relationship. Meanwhile, Regina wants to marry Renato because she has been in love with him since childhood, but he is in love with Aimée, so Regina enters a convent and becomes a nun. Juan discovers eventually that Aimée is the daughter of his worst enemy and angrily rejects her. He considers Aimée and Regina innocent of their father’s treachery against his father and thus leaves Veracruz. Aimée, rejected by Juan, marries Renato as she cannot live without the luxuries he offers.

Thus begins a story of adultery, lies, deceptions, paralleled against the love born between two unsuspecting people who will face trials and tribulations in order to fight for their love for one another.


Actor Character
Aracely Arámbula Regina Montes de Oca de San Roman / Aimée Montes de Oca de Vidal
Eduardo Yáñez Juan de Dios "Juan del Diablo" San Roman Montes de Oca
Cristián de la Fuente Renato Vidal Montes de Oca
Enrique Rocha Rodrigo Montes de Oca
Helena Rojo Leonarda Montes de Oca Vidal
Angelique Boyer Jimena / Estrella / Angela Villareal
Sebastián Zurita Gabriel Álvarez
María Rojo Clemencia
Laura Flores María del Rosario Montes de Oca
René Casados Noel Vidal
Laisha Wilkins Constanza Rivera de Montes de Oca
Elizabeth Gutiérrez Rosenda Frutos
Osvaldo Ríos Juan de Dios San Roman
Manuel Ojeda Fulgencio Berron
Alejandro Ávila Dr. Pablo Miranda
Lisardo Guarinos Federico Martin del Campo
Salvador Pineda Arcadio
Isabel Madow Brigitte
Michelle Ramaglia Lulú
Silvia Manríquez Marlene de Fontenak / Madga
Fernando Robles Alguacil
Luis Gatica Remigio García
Julio Alemán Narrator
Pietro Vannucci Captain Breton
Josefina Echanove Kuma
Saraí Meza Aimeé and Regina Montes de Oca Rivera (young)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2010 TVyNovelas Awards
Best Telenovela Salvador Mejía Nominated
Best Lead Actress Aracely Arámbula Nominated
Best Female Villain Nominated
Best Lead Actor Cristian de la Fuente Nominated
Best First Actress Helena Rojo Nominated
Best First Actor Enrique Rocha Nominated
Best actress co-star Laura Flores Nominated
Best young actress Angelique Boyer Nominated
Best Song for a Telenovela Chayanne Nominated
Premios People en Español
Best Actor / Young Actor Angelique Boyer Nominated
Sebastián Zurita Nominated


  1. ^ Seidman, Robert. "Univision #4 Broadcast Network for the Week in Overall Primetime". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Corazón salvaje cambió de horario, ¿problemas con el rating?". People En Espanol. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Campos, Diana. "Corazón Salvaje (versión 2009) debuta con un 42,1% de share". Todo Telenovelas. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 

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